Longwood, Florida (Images of America Series)

Longwood, Florida (Images of America Series)

by Central Florida Society for Historic Pre
     
 


In the 1870s, when the end of the Civil War brought many new people to Florida, the quaint town of Longwood established itself in the Central Florida region and soon became a winter haven for a variety of visitors searching for a warm, healthful climate and new opportunities. Soon inundated with entrepreneurs, small business owners, and more, Longwood's landscape…  See more details below

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In the 1870s, when the end of the Civil War brought many new people to Florida, the quaint town of Longwood established itself in the Central Florida region and soon became a winter haven for a variety of visitors searching for a warm, healthful climate and new opportunities. Soon inundated with entrepreneurs, small business owners, and more, Longwood's landscape began to change and the town prospered from the orange groves, lumber mills, and other ventures that were built in its midst. Today, with a population reaching 13,000, Longwood retains the ambiance of small-town life while being nestled within an energetic metropolitan area. Much of Longwood's appeal flows from the atmosphere created by the town's many historic buildings and the public parks that provide welcome green space. From the Bradlee-McIntyre House, the only extant 19th-century structure in Seminole and Orange Counties, to "The Senator," the 3,500-year-old timber found in Big Tree Park, the history of Longwood has been lovingly preserved by men and women dedicated to their heritage. With annual events in the historic district such as the Longwood Arts and Crafts Festival and Christmas in Olde Longwood, the city remains true to its roots and to the old-fashioned charm that continues to draw new residents and visitors to this thriving community.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738513928
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,142,994
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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In Images of America: Longwood, the members of the Central Florida Society for Historical Preservation have combined more than 200 vintage images, many never before published, with informative captions detailing the people and places, landmarks and lifestyles of Longwood through the years. Readers of all ages will enjoy this captivating journey through time and the unique story that belongs to Longwood, Florida.

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